Michael J Fox Returns to Series TV

 Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox -- (Photo by: Mark Seliger/NBC)
Emmy winner Michael J Fox will be returning to series television with a new NBC comedy series loosely inspired by his life. The as yet untitled series has already been given a 22 episode order by the network, with Fox set to star in the show that will follow a “father of three dealing with family, career, and challenges.”
The series will begin shooting this fall and will air in 2013.
“To bring Michael J. Fox back to NBC is a supreme honor and we are thrilled that one of the great comedic television stars is coming home again,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment. “From the moment we met with Michael to hear his unique point of view about this new show, we were completely captivated and on board. He is utterly relatable, optimistic, and in a class by himself, and I have no doubt that the character he will create – and the vivid family characters surrounding him – will be both instantly recognizable and hilarious. Being in business with him is a supreme pleasure.”
“We have all been such huge fans of Michael’s and hoped one day he would return to television with his own show,” said Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment. “He had us at hello with his warmth, humor and incredible charisma. The fact that he pitched us a show that was funny, heartwarming and personal was the icing on the cake! We are over the moon and thankful Michael, Will (Gluck) and Sam (Laybourne) will be a cornerstone of our NBC comedy brand.”
“I’m extremely pleased to be back at NBC with a great creative team and a great show,” said Fox. “Bob Greenblatt and all the folks at the network have given me a warm welcome home, and I’m excited to get to work.”
Source: NBC